The AFI Crowns Top 10 Films in 10 Classic Genres
1. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
2. BEN-HUR (1959)
3. SCHINDLER'S LIST (1993)
4. GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5. SPARTACUS (1960)
6. TITANIC (1997)
7. ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
8. SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998)
9. REDS (1981)
10. THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (1956)
Interesting facts about the list include:
--The earliest entry on the list is THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (Fantasy) from 1924; with the most recent being FINDING NEMO (Animated) from 2003.
--Alfred Hitchcock is the most represented director with four films; Steven Spielberg and Stanley Kubrick follow with three entries each.
--James Stewart is the most represented actor with six entries; Tom Hanks is next with four; Warren Beatty, Robert De Niro, Gene Hackman, James Earl Jones, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Al Pacino and John Wayne all have three films each.
--Diane Keaton is the most represented actress with four films on the list; Grace Kelly and Talia Shire each have three entries.
To compile the final list, AFI distributed a ballot with 500 nominated movies (50 per genre) to a jury of more than 1,500 leaders from the creative community, including film artists (directors, screenwriters, actors, editors, cinematographers), critics and historians.